Coinbase Launches Defi Yield Earning Service to Over 70 Countries, United States Not Included

The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed that it has made decentralized finance (defi) more accessible by giving Coinbase customers from over 70 countries access to earning yield on the stablecoin DAI. Coinbase claims the process is simple with “no fees, lockups, or set-up hassle,” as the firm believes “defi has tremendous potential to help increase economic freedom.”

Coinbase Now Offers Yield on the Defi Stablecoin Issued by Makerdao

Coinbase has announced that it has opened up decentralized finance (defi) services to customers in more than 70 different countries. The news follows the company’s announcement last week when it revealed it acquired BRD wallet and Unbound Security. According to Coinbase, eligible customers in these countries can now earn yield on the defi stablecoin issued by Makerdao called DAI.

“Today we’re introducing a new way for Coinbase’s global customers to put their crypto to work and earn yield,” the firm’s announcement explains. “We are making defi more accessible, enabling eligible customers in more than 70 countries to access the attractive yields of defi from their Dai with no fees, lockups, or set-up hassle.”

Coinbase Defi Users Must Reside in an Eligible Jurisdiction

Coinbase notes that customers that want to participate in earning yield with DAI must access the DAI asset page either on the Coinbase app or Coinbase.com. Users need a balance of DAI to earn and customers must be located in an eligible jurisdiction. Coinbase has been interested in getting into defi-based yield earning and lending programs for a while. It previously had plans to reveal a lending product but was threatened by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange has abandoned the lending program for now. Furthermore, the latest defi yield earning service offered by Coinbase is currently not available for customers in the United States. The service that offers yield on DAI is just the beginning, Coinbase notes, as the company aims to use “a wider variety of assets and a greater number of defi protocols” going forward.

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$11 Billion Added to Stablecoin Economy in 10 Days, UST and OUSD Issuance Swells

During the last week of November, the stablecoin economy had crossed the $150 billion mark for the first time with tether and usd coin dominating the pack. In a mere ten days, the stablecoin economy gathered another $11 billion in value with origin dollar and terra usd swelling significantly during the last 30 days.

$11 Billion Added to the Fiat-Pegged Token Economy

Stablecoins are definitely a prominent part of the crypto industry whether people like them or not. In ten days’ time, the entire stablecoin economy has grown 7.33% larger from $150 billion to today’s $161.2 billion.

Month after month, stablecoin markets have swelled, and the token tether (USDT) is the largest stablecoin in terms of market valuation. Statistics indicate that USDT has a market valuation of around $77.3 billion and its market cap grew 6.1% during the last month.

Usd coin (USDC) is the second-largest stablecoin today with a market valuation of around $41 billion. USDC’s market cap grew by a sizable 19.5% during the last 30 days. The aggregate of USDT and USDC combined is 4.75% of the entire crypto economy.

In terms of the stablecoin economy alone, the two tokens USDT and USDC command 73.21% of the aggregate $161 billion in fiat-pegged tokens. While tether captures most of the trade volume, USDC commands the third-largest stablecoin trade volume below BUSD.

Terra and Origin Stablecoin Issuance Balloons Over the Last Month

Terra’s stablecoin UST has seen the largest increase in the top ten stablecoin markets during the last 30 days, with its market cap growing by 190%. A month ago, Terra’s UST market cap was only $2.88 billion.

The algorithmic stablecoin UST has a valuation of around $8.3 billion today and $178 million in global trade volume. UST’s market capitalization is just below DAI’s $8.95 billion valuation. The Terra-issued algorithmic stablecoin is also above Abracadabra.money’s magic internet money (MIM) and its $3.7 billion market.

The yield-earning stablecoin origin dollar (OUSD) issued by Origin Protocol (OGN) has risen a whopping 721% during the last 30 days. OUSD has an overall market valuation of around $226.5 million and $2.7 million in trade volume. The stablecoin commands the 15th largest dollar-pegged digital asset valuation today.

Other stablecoins that saw notable 30-day movements include frax, pax dollar, and liquity usd. In addition to fiat-pegged tokens tied to the value of USD, a slew of stablecoins based on different fiat currencies, like the euro and Turkish lira, have seen significant 30-day growth as well.

What do you think about the stablecoin economy over the last ten days and UST and OUSD growth this past month? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.